Definition of maltose in English:

maltose

Syllabification: malt·ose
Pronunciation: /ˈmôlˌtōs, -ˌtōz
 
 
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noun

Chemistry
A sugar produced by the breakdown of starch, e.g., by enzymes found in malt and saliva. It is a disaccharide consisting of two linked glucose units.
More example sentences
  • Several physiologically important disaccharides are sucrose, lactose and maltose.
  • Systems for sensing specific sugars, such as galactose or maltose, or specific amino acids, such as histidine or proline, also are present.
  • But up to two thirds of it can be replaced by other sugars, including maltose and sucrose.

Origin

mid 19th century: from malt + -ose2.

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